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Man Prosecuted for Fossil Smuggling

January 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Colorado man with ties to Jackson has pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States.  John Richard Rolater who operates “By Nature Gallery” in Jackson now faces sentencing for the felony.  His guilty plea was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming.  The investigation was conducted by … Continue Reading

Western Wyoming Authorities Seek Counterfeiter

January 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Federal Officers are looking for the person who spent $950 in counterfeit money at a Rock Springs electronics store.  Rock Springs police say an end-of-the day deposit turned up eight bogus $100 bills and three $50 bills.  Officials say the bills were … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Airport Crunch Coming

January 2, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It’s that part of their trips that visitors to Jackson knew was going to come eventually – the trip home.  Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday will be the days for the crunch at Jackson Hole airport, and Airport Manager Ray Bishop says of the 1380 seats available on outgoing flights, 1320 are spoken for. He says the outbound rush will … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices To Decline In 2014

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While gasoline prices increased during the final days of 2013, the US Energy Information Administration is predicting the prices will fall slightly through 2014, in spite of the predictable seasonal increase during the summer.  The agency is posting an annual average price for the coming year of … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Visitation Sets Record

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A record number of visitors was set last week as throngs of visitors have been taking the sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge herd over the holiday weeks.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that visitation peaked last Saturday.  She says 862 people went on a sleigh ride on the 55 sleighs that went out during the day. Altogether, Iverson says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Won’t Begin Soon

January 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

Don’t look for feeding to begin on the refuge for a while yet.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says despite below average forage production on the refuge as a result of the summer drought, there is still plenty of forage left on the reserve for … Continue Reading

Fisherman Warned of Thin Ice

January 2, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Ice anglers should expect a good fishing season on Wyoming lakes and reservoirs this winter. But, along with the good fishing, anglers are advised to use caution while on the ice. The cold snap of early December has … Continue Reading

Wyoming Wolf Hunt Done Tonight

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The harvest of wolves in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area has moved closer to its 2013 limit with the killing of a fourth wolf in the area east of Grand Teton National park and a third in the area east of Yellowstone National Park last week.  As of Monday, 24 of the 26 animals set as this year’s quota had been killed, and 13 others had been killed under predator status.  The wolf hunting season closes at the end of the day today.

Traffic Patrols Stepped Up Tonight

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The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking.  Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices.  We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.”  Kelly urges … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Donations Down In 2013

December 31, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Salvation Army bell ringers this year raised $17,350 to help those in need in the community.  While that is more than $2000 below last year’s collections, kettle drive coordinator Steve Kallin says the daily collections were significantly higher than they were last year. He says all the fundraising took place … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]